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The Buzzards Yacht Club (Buzzards YC) was established as an Association in 1930 and incorporated in 1965. Its family members have enjoyed a rich history and tradition of sailing, racing and social events with like-minded people who love all that the Buzzards Bay area has to offer. This is a multi-generational organization offering fond memories of summer after summer!

The Buzzards YC has a small clubhouse on Wings Neck and holds one-design Series and Cup Races for Herreshoff 12s, Bullseyes, Stuart Knockabouts and Lasers on most weekends June – August. The Junior Race Series for 420s, Widgeons, and Optimists occurs each Friday morning through Buzzards Sailing School (BSS). Buzzards YC also supports PHRF Races including the Wednesday night Old Sigh Race Series. The Club also hosts the Buzzards Bay PHRF Trophy Race each August. 

Members also enjoy other events for boats of all shapes and sizes, such as the Chowder Race, the Commodore’s Cup, Big Boat Cruise, and the annual Fun Race.  The summer kicks off with the June annual dinner meeting and other social events unfold throughout the summer (such as a BBQ, and cocktail parties to celebrate the 4th  of July and Labor Day Awards ceremony). 

The Buzzards YC sponsors Friday Junior races for the BSS. BSS is a summer-long program that teaches sailing, seamanship, and racing in Widgeons, Optimists, and 420s. You don’t have to own a boat to hold membership in Buzzards Yacht Club, participate in BSS’ weekly classes or races.

The Buzzards YC is an informal, affordable yacht club for people who share the love and the joy of being on the water.

Buzzards Yacht Club Junior Membership

The Buzzards Yacht Club (Buzzards YC) is committed to promoting junior sailing and racing.  We are excited to offer a Buzzards YC Junior Membership for 12 – 21 year-olds whose parents are not already members of Buzzards YC. Junior membership includes:

  • Invitations: to age-appropriate Buzzards YC events including the Chowder Race, and the Fun Race
  • Crew Opportunities: Inclusion on crew lists for the PHRF (big boats) and One Design Series small boat races
  • Complimentary Wicking Tee: a long sleeve, wicking t-shirt.


Prospective Junior Members can enroll through the registration process.  For families who are current members but are interested in the benefits of Junior Membership, please contact the Buzzards YC directly  Parents of Junior members who are interested in becoming members of Buzzards YC are invited to contact the club at